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Reid Rider Of The Month Grant

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This months Reid Rider for July is Grant, a content creator from Chicago. Grant purchased his Reid recently from his local store and has been exploring with his Transit ever since. Let’s find out more about his experience and future plans…

Introduce yourself…

I’m Grant Patterson, I live in Chicago, Illinois. I am originally from Houston, Texas.

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When and how did you get into bike riding?

I have been biking my entire life! Chicago, being a very bike friendly city has allowed me to safely bike now, more than ever.

What is it that you enjoy most about cycling?

I love getting to ride around the city. I love taking in the views, seeing new parts of the city, and clearing my mind. The wind in my face, one earbud in, and no destination allows me to get lost in the experience. Times like this in the saddle are pure bliss.

How did you get your hands on a Reid?

It was actually the only bike available at my neighbourhood bike shop here in Chicago.

You can find your local Reid retailer here – https://www.reidbikes.com/find-a-retailer/

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Which Reid bike did you ride?

I ride a Reid Transit

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How has it treated you?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

The shop I went to only had large bikes, and I should be on a Medium I’ve realized. Even with that being the case, I’ve put hundreds of miles on my bike. Overall the experience has been great. Certainly has served the purpose I bought it for, to get me from place to place safely.

What have you done and where have you been with it?

As a full time content creator I’ve ridden the bike all over Chicago and filmed content as I go. I’ve also taken the bike with me on the train on multiple occasions. The train allows me to tour around other cities, taking in more sites. In the multiple cities I’ve rode in, the bike hasn’t failed me.

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Do you have any other future adventures planned?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

I certainly suggest getting a bike that perfectly fits if you plan on riding over 20 miles at a time. I also suggest you go out and get lost on your bike sometimes. As long as the area is safe, don’t always have a set destination. Leave some room for surprises. When you do this, you never know what you may encounter along the journey.

Finally, what advice would you give to those who are considering getting into bike riding or perhaps have never tried it before?

I certainly suggest getting a bike that perfectly fits if you plan on riding over 20 miles at a time. I also suggest you go out and get lost on your bike sometimes. As long as the area is safe, don’t always have a set destination. Leave some room for surprises. When you do this, you never know what you may encounter along the journey.

Would you or someone you know make a good Reid Rider of the Month? Get in touch to share your story!

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